Catastrophic coastal storms: hazard mitigation and development management
Duke University Press, 1989 - Business & Economics - 275 pages
As people cluster on the coast in increasing numbers, coastal populations become more vulnerable to severe damage from catastrophic coastal storms. The authors contend that current public policy has proved unable to cope with this growing problem, and in response they present a comprehensive analysis of coastal storm hazards, standard policy approaches, and promising new means of managing coastal growth.
"Catastrophic Coastal Storms" offers a solution to the policy problem by proposing a merger of hazard mitigation with development management, basing this on extensive surveys of at-risk coastal locations and case studies of post-hurricane recovery. Starting with the local level of government and proceeding to state and federal levels, the authors propose a strategy for overcoming the formidable obstacles to safeguarding the shoreline population and its structures from hurricanes and other severe storms.
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Coastal Storm Risks as a Policy Problem
Alternative Approaches to Mitigating Coastal Storm Hazards
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